The Atelier Neo Medici is a private art school in the Southwest of France.
The Atelier teaches a specific approach to painting known as the "technique mixte", which has its antecedents with the early Northern Masters (Jan van Eyck). This technique employs a tempera underpainting over which oil colours are glazed. The technique enables the artist to achieve a profoundly intricate level of detail and greater luminosity of colour than oil paint alone can produce.
COURSES at Atelier Neo Medici > A two month intensive workshop in France: 192 instruction hours for 8 weeks (24 hours per week). Private art school in the Southwest France, teaching the specific approach to painting known as "technique mixte", which has its antecedents with the early Northern Masters (Jan van Eyck).
Spring: March 7 to April 28
Summer: July 4 to August 25
Fall: October 3 to November 24
THE "ATELIER NEO-MEDICI" BELIEVES THAT IN ORDER TO CREATE CONSTANT ART, i.e., ART WHICH TRANSCENDS THE FASHIONABLE,IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE ARTIST TO HAVE HAD A COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND IN TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES. THE QUALITY OF A PAINTING CAN BE ASSESSED IN TERMS OF IT'S TECHNICAL VIRTUOSITY e.g. COMPOSITION AND COLOUR HARMONY OR TREATMENT OF LIGHT. AS PLATO WROTE: "THE GOOD IS THE BEAUTIFUL".
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